Bride Eleanor camps it up for her big day thanks to radio DJ
Published 21/05/2016 | 21:37
Blushing bride Eleanor Jordan had no excuse for being late to her wedding - after being chauffeur-driven there by her favourite DJ.
The Bray native put out an SOS to find a camper van as the perfect quirky touch to complete her big day.
After contacting radio station TXFM to ask presenter Joe Donnelly to make an on-air appeal, she was left gobsmacked when he offered to loan her the station's own van - and even drive her to the church himself.
"Back in January, I spoke to Joe on the phone. I asked Joe if he would ask the listeners if anyone knew a place to rent a VW campervan," she told the Herald.
"He said to me, 'You know we have a TXFM branded van' and he even offered to drive me himself so I was delighted to hear that."
Given that she and new husband Ronan are such big fans of the station, which sadly goes off air in October, she said it was a "dream come true" to land the van for her nuptials.
"It's a cool van, exactly what I wanted," she said.
Big-hearted Joe, who presents TXFM Drive, even took the day off work to drive her to her ceremony, which took place in Beaufield Mews in Stillorgan.
Donning a dapper suit and peaked chauffeur hat, the presenter even devised a special playlist to accompany the drive to the wedding, given that Eleanor's a huge David Bowie fan.
They even walked down the aisle to one of his best-loved songs, Kooks.
But there was some last-minute panic after discovering the van wouldn't start.
They then had to hunt down a mechanic in Ringsend to help them out - and he kindly fixed the van free of charge.